Why breastfeeding is so important? What is the benefit?

why breastfeeding is do important?

Nothing is better than breast milk for the beginning of life. It is estimated that many children suffering from various diseases, including diarrhea, respiratory infections and other infections because they are not breast-fed correctly. Many babies suffering from diseases other than contrairiam if they had been breastfed. 
The WHO (World Health Organization) recommends exclusive breastfeeding from birth to 4-6 months, however, many mothers do not begin to give breast milk or other artificial foods before 4 months. The most common reasons for this are due to mothers believe they have enough milk or else, the fact they have had some difficulty breast-feeding or need to be absent from the baby a long time. 

The three components that make a difference in breastfeeding: 

  • Emotional aspect of baby and mother
  • Nutritional aspect of milk, colostrum to mature milk in the baby’s development
  • Immune aspect – protection against infections transferred through breast milk

Emotional component of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding helps mother and baby to form a close and loving relationship, which makes the mother feel emotionally satisfied. The intimate contact soon after birth helps to develop this relationship. Babies cry less, and may develop faster, if they stay near their mother and are put to the breast in the 1st half-hour of birth. 
Nursing mothers relate more affectionate way with their babies, and have less need of your attention. Breastfeeding is a gesture of love and affection that will give emotional child secure, base the development of his personality. Some studies even suggest that breast milk can help the child to develop intellectually. 

Nutritional and immunological component of breast milk composition

Colostrum is the breastmilk that women produce in the first days after delivery. It is thick and yellowish or transparent color. Its properties, rich in many anti-infectious factors, notably antibodies (secretory IgA – Main immunity factor in breast milk) and vitamin A, protect the baby against infections and allergies, as the newborn can not produce their own antibodies (proteins in the blood and breast milk that fight infection). 
In addition to easily digestible and practical use, breast milk is economical and has an important laxative preparation and digestive effect to accept the mature or mature milk.

Breast milk composition

Changes in the composition of breast milk

The mature milk is the breast milk which is produced after a few days after the colostrum. The amount of milk becomes larger, and the breasts are completely filled, hard and heavy. He called it “milk let-down.” 

The initial or previous milk that is produced early in the feeding, provides a lot of protein, lactose (the special sugar present in all milks) and other nutrients. The baby can drink large amounts of milk, and thus receive all the water it needs. 

The final or last milk, it appears whiter than the initial milk, because it contains more fat. This fat provides an important part of the energy of a breastfeed, and therefore a good reason not to take the baby very quickly chest. 

How does breastfeeding work?

How does breastfeeding work?

When the baby nurses are sent sensory impulses through the nipple to the brain (anterior pituitary gland), which produces prolactin (hormone responsible for milk production), responsible for the production of milk for the next feeding. The peak of prolactin occurs about 30 minutes after the last feeding. 

With the continuation of stimuli caused by the suction nipple, sensory impulses are sent back through the nipple to the brain (this time to the posterior pituitary gland), which produces oxytocin. This chemical causes the milk to flow within through contraction of specific cells (myoepithelial), which help to expel the milk out of the alveoli (small bags milk secreting cells in the breast) and continue through ducts ( small tubes that carry milk to the nipple). 

This flow of milk from the breast due to the release of oxytocin (known as reflection of descent and eject milk) also functions as a reflection psychosomatic, and therefore, distress situations, agitation, fear and stress for the mother, may exert an inhibitory action on the production of milk. Conversely, pleasant feelings, well-being, serenity and mother’s confidence, stimulate it. 

Milk production is also controlled within the breast. There is a substance – bromocriptine – which can inhibit or reduce the production of milk. If the breast is too full, one inhibiting factor causes the cells to stop producing milk – protection mechanism against overfilling. If the baby stops sucking a breast, it stops producing milk. And to continue their production, breast milk must be removed. 

How to put your baby on the breast?

How to put ypu baby on the breast

Some nursing babies satisfactorily in positions that are difficult to others. This is especially so with children over 2 months of age. There is no reason to try to change the position of a baby if he’s fine drawing breastmilk, and his mother is comfortable. 

For the feed is appropriate that mother and child acquire the following attitudes: 

  • The mother is relaxed and comfortable
  • All the baby’s body leaning against the mother and facing her
  • The baby’s face was facing the breast, with his nose on the nipple. If the baby is a newborn, the mother should support not only the head and shoulders, but also their buttocks.
  • The mother should hold the chosen to breastfeed chest, placing your fingers pincer, with the index finger to support the base of the breast and your thumb to gently press the top of the breast. In this way the nipple is prominent and easier to pick up the baby in the chest. The mother’s fingers should not be close to the nipple.
  • Then play with the nipple on the lips (rooting reflex and hold), and the baby opens his mouth and puts his tongue out and down
  • Wait until the baby well open his mouth, to take you quickly to the breast so that it matches the lower lip turned out and his chin leaning against the bosom, and snapping his chest
  • Most of the mammary areola should appear above the upper lip of the baby and the lower part below the lower lip


Why does the baby refuse to suckle?

why does the baby refuse to suckle?

The refusal by the baby is a common reason for stopping breastfeeding. Rejection normally cause great disturbance in the mother, who may feel rejected and frustrated. 
Often the refusal to nurse can be overcome, but it is necessary to know what (s) reason (s) leading (m) the baby denial. In breast rejection of the evaluation should be considered four different situations: 

1. The baby is ill, in pain or sedated? 
When a baby is sick you can take the breast but suck less than in previous feedings. The stuffy nose or mouth pain due to infection (eg. Thrush (oral thrush)), takes the baby to nurse a few times, then stop and cry. In another situation, when the unborn child has been subject to pressure from extraction forceps that sometimes cause injuries (bruises) on the head, the newborn cries and refuses when the mother by adopting the best position tries to nurse him. While a sleepy and listless baby, who apparently refuses the breast, can sleep due to medication given to the mother during childbirth or another. 

2. Are there any difficulties with breastfeeding technique? 
Sometimes breastfeeding becomes unpleasant and frustrating for the baby.

  • Point is then possible causes for the refusal of the breast: 
  • Was fed with bottle Can not enough milk due to engorgement or takes ineffective breast
  • Restriction of breastfeeding, breastfeeding only at certain times
  • Pressure on the baby’s head, due to poor positioning or technique
  • Too much milk to flow rapidly due to a hiperprodu tion of milk. In this situation, it is common for the baby to breastfeed for a minute and then drop the chest, choking and crying
  • Initial difficulties in coordinating suction. Some babies take longer than others to begin to feed themselves effectively.

3. Any change upset the baby? 
Some babies have strong feelings, refusing to suckle when they are upset. They can not cry and simply reject the breast. This behavior is most common when the child is between 3-12 months.

The sudden refusal to nurse, may be due to the following situations:

  • Separation from the mother, when you start working, for example
  • A change in family routine (moving house or family visits)
  • Mother’s illness or infection of the breast
  • A new person to take care of the baby
  • A change in the mother’s smell (soap or other food)

4. The refusal is “apparent” or “real”? 
Sometimes a baby behaves so that the mother thinks he is refusing the breast. However, this denial does not correspond to reality, and is especially so in two stages of child development:

When a newborn seeks bosom, he moves his head from side to side, as if to say “no”. However, this is a normal behavior of an unborn child.
Between the age of 4-8 months, babies they are easily distracted, especially when they hear a noise, which can suddenly stop breastfeeding.

What to do to go back to breastfeeding?

We can not force a baby to breastfeed.

Sometimes you even need the help of a caregiver to her mother again feel self-confident, happy with your baby and enjoy breastfeeding. Do mother and baby enjoy breastfeeding again, may not be easy, however, the benefits that brings both worth the effort to try. Here are some suggestions that may help the mother and son in this relearning process. 

1. Keep join the baby whenever possible 

  • Must be the mother to care for the baby the maximum time that is allowed. Ask grandparents or others to support in other ways, such as help with household chores and caring for older children. 
  • The mother should bring the baby in her arms frequently, thereby allowing more skin-to-skin on other occasions apart from feedings. 
  • If having a job, you should talk with your doctor, to consider medical permission to inability to work for family care, and thus spend more time with his son.

2. Breastfeed when the baby want 

  • The mother should not be in a hurry to breastfeed again, but offer the breast when the baby shows interest. 
  • The mother can suckle at different positions, and even after a feeding bottle. 
  • The mother should also offer the breast when he feels the milk ejeição reflex (breast milk flow due to release of oxytocin). 

3. Help the baby to suckle 

  • Manually extract some breast milk directly into the baby’s mouth. 
  • Correctly position the baby is, so that it is easy to take the breast. 
  • Avoid pressing the back of the head or rocking baby ça the breast. 

4. Feed the baby with glass to breastfeed again 

  • The mother can express milk by hand and feed the baby a glass (or cup and spoon). 
  • One should avoid using bottle, teats or pacifiers of any kind. 

Breast problems

Flat or inverted nipples

Breast problemsThe most important approach should occur shortly after birth when the unborn child begins to suckle.

It’s important that the mother: 

  • Trust yourself – the mother should know that can be hard at first, but with patience and persistence she can succeed. The baby’s sucking helps pull her nipples out, breasts and improve and become softer one to two weeks after delivery
  • Meet the breastfeeding technique – the baby needs to grab a good part of the breast
  • Contact skin-to-skin contact with the newborn – the mother must leave the baby explore her breasts, allowing you to take in the breast your way when you are interested. Some babies learn best by themselves
  • Learn how to externalize the nipple before breastfeeding – the mother can use a hand pump or a syringe to pull the nipple. This procedure should take place for 1 minute
  • Learn to shape the breast to facilitate the handle – the mother should support the breast from below with the fingers (index and middle), and lightly press the top with the thumb

If the baby can not suckle effectively in the first two weeks, the mother should:

  • Manually express breast milk and give the baby for a small glass – the extraction of milk helps maintain the soft breasts, facilitating the production of milk and the baby takes the breast
  • Express milk directly into the baby’s mouth – this can any of immediate food, getting less frustrated, and may be more willing to breastfeed.

For a greater comfort


You may choose to use a nipple former, whose silicone membrane exerts a slight pressure on the areola, gradually forcing the nipple out. You can start by applying it 2h a day on the 34th and 35th weeks of pregnancy, and spacing the applications every 3 or 4 days from that time on.

  • Place the silicone membrane in the shell;
  • Make sure it is settled all the way around;
  • Place the Nipple former inside the bra with the silicone opening membrane centered over the nipple;
  • The ventilation holes in the shell should face upwards;
  • It is recommended to use a bra for breastfeeding, as theses are larger and the Nipple Maker will adjust more comfortably.

Warning: Do not feed the baby with the milk accumulated in the shell. Discard this milk

Engorgement of the breasts

Engorgement of the breasts
When the breast is not completely emptied, the milk accumulates in lactóforos ducts (small tubes that carry milk to the nipple), and the pressure therein increases, causing edema (swelling due to fluid in the surrounding tissues). The increased pressure within the sinus and the obstruction of the ducts leads to generalized inflammation of the breast – mastitis – due to the passage of milk from the alveoli (small bags milk secreting cells) into the mammary tissue. Therefore, one should not advise the mother to “rest” the breast. 

To treat breast engorgement is necessary to extract milk with a good emptying and decrease inflammation of the breasts.

Therefore, it is recommended the following: 

  • If the baby is able to breastfeed, should be fed often – this is the best way to express breast milk
  • If the baby can not breastfeed – the mother should extract it manually or with the help of a pump. Sometimes it takes just squeeze the breast with the exit of some milk so that the breast becomes soft enough for the baby pick up again
  • Before to breastfeed or express breast milk manually, the mother should stimulate milk flow within (reflection of oxytocin). For this, the mother should: put a warm compress on her breasts, a hot water bottle or take a warm shower (+ 20-30 minutes); massage the breast lightly; and stimulate the breast and skin of the nipple
  • After a feeding, it is advisable to mother put a cold compress on her breasts. This procedure should take about 8 minutes and be repeated after a pause of the same duration.

Blocked ducts and mastitis

blocked ducts and mastitis

The ducts obstructed develop when the milk is not removed from the breast part, due to stagnation and accumulation of milk, which becomes thicker. The first manifestations are the appearance of a lump (aka, seed) associated with flushing (redness) of the skin over the lump – Breast inflammation – also called non-infectious mastitis. 
In this situation, the woman usually has no fever and feels well. If there is a bacterial contamination, translated by growing complaints – edema (swelling), intense local pain, redness of stress, onset of fever and malaise – the mother suffers from an infectious mastitis. 

The main cause of the obstruction of the ducts and mastitis due to poor drainage milk of all or part of the breast. When it reaches the entire breast, it can be due to two main reasons: 

  • Feedings uncommon (common causes: mother tired, eating pattern change)
  • Suction ineffective (for poor handle on the chest).

A poor drainage of the breast may be due to:

  • Pressure tight clothes – usually a bra, especially if used at night or if the mother sleeping on the breast by compressing it, can block the flow of milk
  • Poor drainage from the bottom of a massive bosom – because of the way the breast is suspended
  • Ineffective sucking – because insufficient empty handle only part of the breast

The most important approach is the obstructed duct in improving milk flow from the affected part of the breast. For this, one must look for the cause of poor drainage and correct it.

The mother should check that:

  • The handle of the chest is correct
  • There is pressure from clothes or if the breast is compressed by the sleeping position
  • Holds the areola with your fingers in order to block the flow of milk
  • The blocked duct is in the lower part of the breast. In this case, you must raise over the breast while the breast feeding infant, to help drain the bottom of the breast

Although the cause, the mother should:

  • Breastfeeding often
  • Gently massage the breast while the baby is suckling
  • Apply warm compresses between feedings
  • Start breastfeeding the breast that is smoothly
  • Breastfeeding your baby in different positions – helps drain the milk from different parts of the breast 
  • removing the milk manually, if breastfeeding is difficult

Usually, a duct obstructed or mastitis improves rapidly (one day), when the breast affected part improves drainage. However, if the manifestations of infection are severe or there is no improvement lactation after 24 hours, the mother should be seen immediately by a doctor, who should advise on non-pharmacological measures and should medica it. 

Painful nipples, cracks and fissures

Painful nipples, cracks and fissures
The painful nipples often appear when there is stagnation of breast milk and engorgement of the breasts. Granddaughters conditions, the baby just Aboca the nipple and has on it all its suction force. Other situations that favor the appearance of cracks and crevices, usually painful: 

  • Feedings too long
  • Use of the nipple as a pacifier
  • Poor breastfeeding technique
  • Little proper hygiene breasts
  • The too sudden interruption of breastfeeding

Addressing these situations goes first to seek the cause by breast-feeding baby observation (ineffective handle?), Breast (engorgement signs of cracks, fissures, infection?) And the baby’s mouth (thrush? (Candidiasis oral)), tongue-tied? (short brake the tongue).

Fissures and cracks typically cause the withdrawal of the mother to breast-feed, so that appropriate treatment should:

  • Increasing the mother’s self-confidence – because the pain is transient
  • Improve the baby picks
  • Reducing engorgement, if necessary
  • Consider treatment for infection by fungus (Candida), the skin of the nipple and areola are reddish, bright or thin. It can also occur pruritus (itching) Local and / or pain

Extraction breastmilk

What are the situations that justify the extraction of breast milk? 
There are many situations in which the extraction of breast milk is important and helpful to enable restart breastfeeding: 

  • Relieve engorgement
  • Unblock the clogged duct or facilitate the flow of stasis (stagnation) of breast milk
  • Feed the baby while learning to suck a flat or inverted nipple
  • Feed the unborn child presenting incoordination breastfeeding
  • Feeding a baby who “refuse” the chest while learning to like to suck
  • Feeding a low-weight baby who can not breastfeed
  • Feed a sick baby who can not extract the needed breast milk
  • Maintain lactation (physiological process of milk production) in the period in which the mother or the baby is sick
  • Leave breast milk for the baby while the mother works outside, and can not breastfeed
  • Prevent the milk drain the breast when the mother is away from baby.

What is the better way to extract breast milk manually? 
Normally you do not need any support instrument to remove the milk, the mother can do it anywhere and time. However, although an efficient technique is more easy to manually extract the milk when the breasts are softer than when engorged and painful. 
To be an effective extraction of milk is useful to occur a greater flow of milk in the breast, mechanism assigned to a hormone (oxytocin), released when the baby mama.

The mother can help stimulate your reflection of descent and ejection of milk (reflection of oxytocin) through the following practical steps:

  • Sitting in a quiet and comfortable environment
  • Holding the baby in his arms, so that there is skin-to-skin, while removing the breast milk
  • Drink some nice fluid (should not be coffee)
  • Heat the breasts, with the application of warm compresses or takes a shower bath
  • Stimulate the nipples, pulling and twisting them gently with your fingers
  • Massage or gently stimulate the breasts
  • Massaging the back (the back) to the mother (as described below technique)

Massage technique to stimulate the descent and eject milk 

The mother should be seated and leaning forward, with his head in his arms folded on a table. The breasts should be hanged without any clothing to sustain them or protect them. The person performing the massage should press firmly the back from top to bottom, with fists and thumbs forward in a circular motion, parallel to the dorsal (back) to the right and left. Each session should last 2-3 minutes. 

How to extract breast milk manually?

Must be the mother to manually extract their own milk.

To do this properly and effectively is useful and necessary to follow the following steps:

  • Wash hands
  • Sit or stand confortavelmeente foot and hold the container near the breast
  • Put your fingers like pincers – with the thumb over the nipple and areola and forefinger oppositely underneath, holding the breast with the remaining fingers of the same hand, press with your fingers pincer (thumb and forefinger) breast by behind the nipple and areola in order to exert pressure on lactóforos breasts (widest part of the ducts where breast milk is deposited), which are located beneath the areola. Sometimes the mother can feel the lactóforos breasts, reminiscent of the shape of peanuts.
  • Using the correct technique – just firm and successively press the breast and then relieving force. At first the milk can not get out, but after a few movements begins to drip and can flow well to the stimulus of descent and ejection (oxytocin reflex) has been effective.
  • Evenly press the areola in the same way across the back to ensure that the milk is extracted from all breast segments
  • Avoid squeezing the nipple. His expression does not lead to drainage of breast milk
  • Remove each breast milk for at least 3 to 5 minutes until it flows slowly. After repeating once again on both. Extract breast milk suitably takes about 20 to 30 minutes, especially in the early days when only a small amount is produced.

What is the frequency with which the mother should express milk?

  • The mother should express milk depending on the situations where it is necessary. 

To start the lactation (physiological process of breast milk production), feed a low birth weight baby or a sick newborn:

  • The mother should express milk on day 1, the first 6 hours after birth, if possible. It is advisable to remove as much as she can and as often as the mammary baby, that is, in 3 hours, including at night.

To increase the milk production, if it is decreasing after a few weeks of breastfeeding:

  • Extract amiudadamente for a few days (every half hour or 1 hour), and at least 3 for 3 hours to overnight.

To store milk for the baby while the mother is working:

  • Remove as much milk as possible before going to work, to leave the baby. The mother is important to remember to express milk while at work in order to help maintain milk production.

To relieve symptoms caused by engorgement of the breasts:

  • Extract only the amount of milk needed

To keep the skin healthy nipple:

  • Remove a small drop to pass the nipple after a bath
  • Pumps for breast milk extraction
  • There are manual and electric
how to know if your baby is getting enough milk?

How to know if your baby is getting enough milk?

Almost all the mothers have enough milk for one or even two babies. Sometimes even when the mother thinks it does not have enough milk, the baby is nursing well and getting all the nutrients you need. However, it also happens the baby to suck the necessary due usually to an “ineffective catch” breast and more rarely because his mother can not produce enough milk. 

There are two indirect ways to identify if the baby is breast-feeding enough.

Are they: 

  • Measure the increase in baby weight – this is the most accurate signal and greater confidence. In the first 6 months of life, an infant should win at least 500 g weight in each month or 125 g per week. If a baby increases less than 500 g in a month, did not get enough weight. Rather, it won the expected weight, then it is necessary to get the milk.
  • Assess the baby’s urinary volume – this method is useful and fast, although less stringent than the last. A baby breastfeeding enough milk usually diluted urine eliminates at least 6 to 8 times per day. While the baby who is not getting enough milk, urine less than 6 times a day, and often less than four.
  • Other suggestive signs are more concentrated urine, with a dark orange or yellow coloration, particularly if the baby is older than 4 months, and urine with a strong odor

These two methods show whether a baby exclusively breastfed your chest is getting enough milk. However, if administered other liquids, can not be sure whether the infant is to acquire necessary. 

Diaper rash


What is it?

Diaper rash or Diaper dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin of the area that is covered by diapers (buttocks and genitals).

What types of diaper erythema are there?

The most frequent dermite of the diaper area is simple or common erythema, which results from prolonged contact of urine and feces with the skin, causing maceration and chemical irritation, due to the action of urea and intestinal enzymes there, causing thw breakdown of stratum corneum.
Other causes of diaper erythema are: fungi (e.g., Candida Albicans responsible for Candide dermite skin or Candidiasis) or bacteria that can secondarily infect fragile skin by prolonged contact with urine.
Other less frequent situations, such as Psoriasis and Eczema, may also manifest themselves by erythema (reddish skin tone) of the buttocks.

How do the different types of diaper erythema manifest?

tipos de eritema das fraldas

Diaper erythema is always manifested by a change in skin color that acquires a reddish tone, sometimes with local flaking and appearance of small ulcerations. The baby may be irritated, uncomfortable and cry when urinating or has a dejection, due to the burning feeling provided by urine and feces in contact with the injuried skin.
In the case of candidiasis, the erythema is bright red, with a well-defined edge, along which appear small lesions with the same color. Sometimes it is possible to find other lesions caused by the same fungus in other body regions, where humidity usually accumulates, such as the neck, armpits and other folds of the skin, or even in the oral cavity. Candidiasis of the oral cavity has the appearance of small white spots.
Due to the difficulty that may exist in distinguishing other forms of erythema, the baby should be observed by the doctor when the problem is not resolved after two or three days in which the general measures of treatment of simple erythema have been applied.

What are the factors that can lead to the appearance of diaper rash?

The risk of diaper rash is higher when hygiene conditions are bad or less frequent, for example, when the baby stays for long eriods with the same wet or dirty diaper, or when the baby has diarrhoea, increasing the number of ejections in contact with the skin in a given period of time.

What can be done to prevent the appearance of diaper erythema?

Diaper erythema is a common problem that can be avoided through a few simple measures:

  • Change the diaper frequently, avoiding prolonged contact of urine or faeces with the skin;
  • In diaper changes wash the baby’s tail only with water or washing product without rinsing as the (1.) Baby 1ère liniment oleothermal baby hygiene care.  Wipes contain substances that can make skin more sensitive and should be used only when is not possible use water (outside the home, for example) we recommend the (2.) Mustela’s Cleansing wipes without perfume. Frequent use of soaps or wipes can change the balance between microorganisms commonly present in the skin and mucous membranes (saprophytic flora), reducing their protective role;
  • After washing, dry well the entire area of the diaper and the most difficult areas on skin where humidity can still be presentn, because the humidity conditions in non-ventilated areas can cause the maceration of the skin, facilitating the growth of fungi;
  • Nowadays it is common to use disposable diapers. Some children may be allergic to certain diaper brands, so another brand should be chosen if sensitivity to the type of diaper used is suspected;
  • When changing the diaper, the baby skin should be protected with a thin layer of cream with zinc oxide as the (3.) Babyses diaper cream or  (4.) Pediatric nappy rash cream by Laboratorios Babé. Talcum powder should not be used as it may be irritating to the skin and can be harmful for baby’s breathing, specially if it inhales it at the time of application.

How is diaper erythema treated?

Como se trata eritema da fralda

Simple erythema can be treated by reinforcing the above mentioned hygiene measures, increasing the frequency of diaper changes and, specially, leaving the baby without a diaper whenever possible, because contact with air turns easier the treatment of erythema. You can apply (1.) Uriage Baby 1ère eau thermale 1 st thermal water for baby that will help to appease and soothe the area.
If inflammation worsens, with the appearance of papules and vesicles, or if it does not yield to hygiene measures, the doctor can prescribe an ointment with a corticosteroid. Topical corticosteroids should only be used by medical/doctor indication and for the time indicated, because it depends of the type of medicine chosen and because some skin problems can be increased with this treatment.
In dermatitis caused by fungi, doctor will indicate an antifungal ointment and if there is a secondary infection by bacteria it will be prescribed an ointment containing an antibiotic.
As soon as the lesions and skin irritation disappear, the treatment can be suspended, maintaining the general hygienic measures and the use of a zinc oxide barrier cream can help complete the treatment, as mentioned above. We also suggest (2.) Nutraisdin af repairing ointment with miconazole containing 20% zinc oxide or (3.) Bioderma Abcderm change intensif water paste that contains a high percentage of zinc oxide in the formulation.

Best products for scar skin treatment


Cuts, burns, skin irritation or injuries are just a few of the skin lesions that trigger healing mechanisms. This processess can result in a more or less aesthetic scar; therefore an appropriate care of the damaged skin is essential for proper wound progression.

After cleansing and disinfecting of the wound, when it’s necessary; it is important to create the right conditions so that the healing process occurs as homogeneous as possible, achieving a uniform skin recovery.

Depending on the characteristics of the wound healing, it can be classified in:

Healing by first intention

Where there is no significant loss of tissue or infection at the edges of the wound; which are close to each other. Therefore, the healing process is facilitated.

In a few weeks the skin gets back to it’s original state, and the scar occurrence tends to be reduced.

This type of wound is common in small cuts, for example.

Healing by second intention

In this case, the loss of tissue is significant, so the process of tissue repair tends to be longer.

Depending on the extent of the lesion and healing conditions; tissue recovery can take several months; and the likelihood of developing a scar is higher.

In certain situations, it may be important to check a plastic surgeon .

Healing aid

KELO-COTE ® (1) is a product that reduces both the redness and the volume of scars, and it may be used concurrently for scar treatment and prevention. You should apply it as soon as the stitches are removed, in case of surgery; or when the wound is closed. The sooner you apply, the greater it’s effectiveness! A thin layer of this product is enough to facilitate the unification of broken skin, and it should be used for a period of at least 60 to 90 days.

To soothe and protect your skin, especially in smaller wounds; we suggest the Cicapost cream (2) from ISDIN as the formulation is able to promote an effective skin healing, reducing itching and discomfort.

If you are looking for a bandage that promotes proper healing, Mepiform ® (3) is an excellent choice! Thin and discreet, these pads have the Safetac® patented technology, which is able to guarantee a perfect adhesion between the skin and the dressing; thus minimizing the pain during the exchange.

Complementary care

Even in the less visible scars, the recovered skin tends to remain more sensitive and susceptible to pigmentation; therefore it’s necessary to ensure it’s protection. The Anthelios xl spf50 stick sensitive areas (1) from the La Roche Posay is practical and easy to carry; thus being the ideal product to apply and reapply sunscreen throughout the day.

For a relief of itching and skin wound healing promotion, the SVR has developed a fast-acting solution and that dispenses the touch! The Cicavit + spray sos pruritus (2) has soothing and healing ingredients; also being suitable in case of chicken pox or allergies.

For a global action against irritation and adverse effects of the Sun, the solution is Cicabio 50 + (3) from Bioderma! It’s formulation reduces the risk of scar hyperpigmentation, while it accelerates epidermis restore and reduces the likelihood of infection.



Nutrition in pregnancy

During the first three months, quality is more important than the amount of ingested food. It will be not necessary an intake of higher calories as long as the power is balanced and varied; mum must do six meals per day in order to make regular intervals (no longer than three hours without food) and must eat in small amounts. A pregnant woman should not increase more than 1 to 1.5 Kg per month. 

Here are some food standards recommendations throughout pregnancy: 

  • Balanced diet
  • Light and fresh food, (without dyes or preservatives)
  • Cook simply, (favoring boiled or grilled), do not abuse on condiments or salt
  • Daily fiber intake (> 30 g daily)
  • Milk (0.5L – 1l day) yogurt cheese (except cottage cheese)
  • Fruits and vegetables – preferably fresh and well washed
  • Legumes (peas and beans), eat two to three times per week
  • Eat two to three eggs a week
  • Well done meat and fish ingest daily
  • Pasta, rice, drink as much water as you can daily
  • Prefer whole grains
  • Water ingesting 1.5 to 2 liters per day

Foods to Avoid

  • Canned
  • Sausages
  • Shellfish
  • Salted meats
  • Fried
  • Food ready to eat (fast food)
  • Salt (in excess)
  • Fats
  • Sauces
  • Simple sugars (honey, chocolates, ice cream, canned fruits, …)
  • Nuts (almonds, walnuts)
  • Alcohol
  • Tea with caffeine
  • Coffee
  • Soft drinks
  • Carbonated drinks


Preferably, a daily bath shower (the immersion bath is contraindicated, especially from 37-38 week)
Careful and regular genital hygiene (avoid intimate perfumes and deodorants), banned vaginal douches


Dental hygiene

Dental hygiene surveillance
Nausea and vomiting often lead to poor oral hygiene. However oral hygiene should be more careful than ever because the hormonal conditions of pregnancy favor the tooth decay and gum problems. The gums become spongy and tend to bleed easily (gingivitis). 

To maintain good dental hygiene: 

  • Consulting the dentist at least once during pregnancy
  • Daily oral hygiene with the use of a soft brush
  • Flossing should be encouraged
  • Daily amount of 1.2 grams of calcium and phosphorus


  • Practical comfortable and wide
  • Own bras for pregnancy
  • waist brace
  • stockings
  • The use of bras and tight belts, socks up to the knee joint braces, garters, and all kinds of tight clothing, it is not recommended
  • The use of clothes that much tighten the perineal region may favor the onset of vaginitis and erythema due to the heat. The commitment of the venous circulation in the lower limbs, predispose to the appearance of varicose veins
  • Comfortable shoes with stability – low without being shallow; since the high-heeled shoes or completely shallow, are not indicated due to the change the center of gravity of woman

Pregnancy Problems

Women should be advised to the eventual appearance of these signs and symptoms in order to understand their state of health. 

  • Breast – increase in size and consistency and sometimes become painful
  • Nausea and vomiting – appear more frequently in the first quarter of the pregnancy. Usually in the morning but can occur in any other time of the day. It is advisable to pregnant woman to eat some bread or a biscuit without sugar and wait 10 minutes before getting up. If vomiting become persistent and there is a significant weight reduction it is very important to go to the to the hospital in order to control the vomiting. The appearance of nausea and vomiting is common in early pregnancy.
  • Women often at this stage relate fatigue.
  • Itching – hormonal cause, appear most often in the breasts and abdomen and can be generalized. If the skin is dry, you should use a good cream or lotion.
  • Stretch marks – may appear on the abdomen, the breasts and thighs, as a result of the relaxation of the elastic fibers of the skin, associated with pregnancy. They are initially red, then become pearlescent. There is no effective treatment, however it is advisable to use a fat cream, just in order to mitigate its appearance
  • Varicose veins – are caused by increased venous pressure and by the action of the hormones of pregnancy on the walls of blood vessels as well as by the pressure of the uterus on the large vessels supplying the legs. As a consequence, an edema can appear on the feet or ankles. The pregnant should avoid being many hours on a stand up position or paralyzed, when she is relaxing, the legs must be up, do not sit in a cross-legged position, do not wear Knee socks, wear elastic stockings in case you already have varicose veins. 
  • Frequent urination and urinary urgency – in the first months is common due to the pressure that the uterus exerts on your bladder. This relieves during the second quarter and recovery in the third quarter for the same reason, and there may be insignificant loss of urine without the pregnant perception. Pelvic floor exercises may be done, for toning the muscles surrounding the vagina.
  • Secretions vaginal discharge – during pregnancy is common the appearance of an off-white vaginal discharge, with no smell associated with hormonal changes
  • Hemorrhoids – varicose veins in the rectum and anus become more apparent and can even bleed when the pregnant evacuated. They may be internal or external. They can also result from constipation and inadequate diet, it is recommended to pregnant woman to drink plenty of fluids and eat high-fiber foods to avoid constipation. They can put on an ice pack if they are externalized.

Alcohol and tobacco

Alcohol crosses the placenta and enters the baby’s blood, which can have a very detrimental effect. 

It is strongly advised abstinence FULL ALCOHOL INTAKE. 

There is no known safe threshold for alcohol consumption during pregnancy, however it is known that the more a pregnant drink, the greater the risk to the baby. 

Maternal alcohol abuse is associated with: 

  • Miscarriage
  • Malformations
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Tobacco may be harmful to the baby, before, during and after delivery. Smoking involves the transportation of carbon monoxide and nicotine existing in blood for the baby, in addition to reducing the supply of oxygen and nutrients. 
  • The use of tobacco or continuous exposure to saturated tobacco smoke environments, there is associated:
  • Fetal growth retardation
  • Increased risk of morbidity and perinatal and infant mortality
  • Premature birth
  • Placenta previa
  • Predisposition to sudden death
  • It is advisable to pregnant not to smoke, but if you can not leave should reduce the number of cigarettes a day.

Self-medication and radiography

Some medicines can cause birth defects or other problems, especially when taken during the first months of pregnancy. So pregnant should not take any medication without medical advice. 
However it is important to assess whether pregnant taking some kind of medication, if it does you need to know what and for what, as there are cases where the lack of medication can have more serious consequences than the risks that eating represents. 


Urinary infection

The urinary tract infections are common during pregnancy, often detected through combour test.

Whether asymptomatic or not, pose a risk to the mother and the fetus, so the prevention of these is essential: 

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Careful personal hygiene
  • Empty the bladder whenever necessary
  • Clothing comfortable interior (avoid fibers)
  • Do not use antiseptics, deodorants, talc or perfume in the vaginal area
  • After urination or bowel movement, clean themselves always facing backwards
  • Wash always with water after having sex

Infectious diseases

Infectious diseases when associated with pregnancy negatively influence the reproductive function. Maternal infection (bacteria, viruses or protozoa) has a huge potential in fetal involvement and can be a cause of miscarriage, stillbirth, birth imperfections, late intrauterine growth, premature rupture of membranes, preterm delivery and neonatal infection. To prevent possible pregnancy complications, based on a systematic approach, take into account: 
The determination of immunity to rubella and vaccination status, if it is not immune, the pregnant should avoid contact with schoolchildren, mainly in the period for the spread of rubella; 

The control through periodic analyzes should be compared to the immune status of toxoplasmosis in pregnant woman.

It is advised to

  • be far away of cat excrements because they may contain protozoa eggs
  • they must eat well-done meat 
  • they must wash the salad and let them dipped in water with three drops of bleach and rinse with plenty of running water and only after that can be consumed
  • they should opt for vegetable soups, the sausages
  • must be avoid as well as undercooked meat
  • do not eat strawberries
  • wash the potatoes and carrots before the shelling. 

The screening of syphilis and HIV I and II, 
The determination of hepatitis B carrier state, 
A tetanus vaccination according to the national vaccination plan, however they can only be vaccinated after 18 weeks of gestation, 
To treat any genital infections, such as Candida albicans and gonorrhea. 


As for sexuality during the pregnancy though the libido is decreased in the first quarter (due to hormonal changes, if you have many sick or are sick), it will increase in the second quarter; could again reduce the 
third quarter, due to the volume of the stomach that often makes sex uncomfortable. Sexual relations are safe as long as there is not any medical reason to require restrict them. They are allowed until 37-38 weeks. 

Avoid sex when: 

  • Threatened abortion
  • History of premature births
  • If the mother has an infection (urinary or vaginal)
  • Colo permeable
  • Premature rupture of membranes or any amniotic fluid losses
  • Bleeding vaginally
  • Infertility

Exercise and Rest

The pregnant can practice exercise, it is considered benefic for most women. It is good for blood circulation, it make her feel and look better, it strengths muscles and help fight some common problems during pregnancy, such as constipation and fatigue. In addition, exercise also relieves tension, both physically and emotionally, helping her to relax. 
Pregnancy is not the best time to start a sport, but in case you already practice some, within reasonable limits, continue to do so. Yet it is important to note that the practice of activities that lead to fatigue and exhaustion, compromise uterine perfusion and fetal-placental oxygenation. 
The key to the successful practice of exercise during pregnancy is to use common sense and pay attention to the body, causing periods of rest whenever you need it. It is convenient to consult a physician assistant in relation to the practice of sports. 

Forbidden sports

  • Aerobics – can cause spinal problems
  • Tennis, Basketball, Athletics, Volleyball – require very violent efforts and can cause contractions before time
  • Skating, skiing, riding and mountaineering – in addition to the risks mentioned above, have increased risk of falls
  • Contact sports – can cause abdominal trauma
  • Scuba diving – can be fatal to the fetus

Allowed sports

  • Cycling – since slowly and on level ground
  • Walk the walk
  • Swimming – avoid too cold water and suspend over the last two months of pregnancy
  • Yoga
  • Gymnastics – since it does not require excessive effort, with simple movements

The pregnant should plan regular rest periods, especially as the pregnancy progresses. The side lying position is recommended, as promote a greater flow of blood to the uterus and the fetal-placental oxygenation. 
It is advisable to pregnant to do a night rest period 8-10 hours a night, the work should be done in moderation, avoiding fatigue, physical exercise is healthy but should be appropriate for gestational age, walking is a good exercise.

Signal potential complications

  • The pregnant should be alert to signs and symptoms that indicate a potential complication of pregnanc, namely: 
  • Abdominal or back pain, severe headache
  • Uncontrollable vomiting
  • Bleeding
  • Urinary disorders: decreased volume of urine, painful urination, urinary frequency or loss of blood in the urine
  • Loss of appetite, fainting, severe tiredness
  • Weight loss or excessive weight increase (9-12 kg pregnancy)
  • Marked edema of the lower limbs, hands and face or
  • Fever
  • Vaginal secretion
  • Decrease or absence of fetal active movements (10x day in late pregnancy) – 1h in the left lateral position – count fetal movements.

Discomfort pregnancy

  • Heartburn or heartburn – may come in the second or third trimester of pregnancy due to the pressure that the enlarged uterus volume has on the stomach, pushing it up. The increase in progesterone leads to the decrease of the tonus of smooth muscle motility, and, which may occur gastro-oesophageal reflux, increased gastric emptying time. It is advisable to pregnant to:
  • Avoiding foods that cause heartburn
  • Eating 2 in 2 hours
  • Make light meals
  • Avoid fried or fatty foods
  • Take cold or warm milk
  • Slightly raise the headboard
  • Constipation – usually the second and third trimester of pregnancy, due to the decrease in bowel movements, caused by hormonal changes and also will pressure of the dilated on the lower part of the intestine. The increase in progesterone values ​​(which determines the loss of muscle tone and decreased bowel movements). It produces increased water absorption in the colon and constipation may occur. It can also occur by poor diet and decreased fluid intake.

It is advisable to pregnant to:

Eat foods high in fiber (bran, raw fruit and vegetables)
Drink plenty of water

Back pain – are frequent in the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Usually caused by pressure on the back muscles by increasing the volume of the uterus and relaxation of the pelvic joints. It can also be caused by postural changes required by physical imbalance caused by the baby’s size increases. 

Safety during pregnancy

Maternal adaptation to pregnancy includes relaxation of the joints, the center of gravity changes, shortness of forces and discomfort. Related problems with balance and coordination are common. The development of the embryo and fetus is sensitive to teratogenic environmental elements.

There are many potentially dangerous products at home, in courtyards, and the workplace: 

  • cleaning products
  • paints
  • aerosols
  • herbicides and pesticides

Preparation for breastfeeding

Breast milk is the food of choice, and breastfeeding is associated with a decrease in the rates of morbidity incidences and perinatal mortality.

  • The following are the advantages of breastfeeding: 
  • Strengthens affective mother / child bonds
  • Very practical, is always ready
  • It is easy to digest
  • Increases the baby’s defenses, reducing the number of infections
  • Protects against allergies
  • It facilitates involution of uterus and the recovery of the body silhouette
  • The contraindications to breastfeeding are rare. Are due mainly to the mother’s health or the medications you are taking. In these cases, the doctor will inform and advise the mother.

Alarm signals

  • Some signs and symptoms require a more thorough evaluation, we highlight: 
  • Fever
  • Edema
  • HTA
  • Intense headache
  • Visual disturbances
  • Spinning sensation
  • Albuminuria (albumin in the urine)
  • Glycosuria (glucose in urine)
  • Excessive weight gain
  • Uncontrollable vomiting
  • Blood loss
  • Urinary complaints
  • Persistent abdominal pain and strong
  • Membrane disruption (loss of amniotic fluid – take into account the characteristics of the liquid 
  • regular contractions, with about 10 minutes.

Birth planning

“Women who have birth in hospitals, assisted by anesthesiologists obstetric for 24 hours has the opportunity to hear about the positive aspects of epidural analgesia: trust in pain relief, minimal risk of serious problems, effect without consequences in labor, and overall, a more pleasant birth experience. “Quoted by Goldberg. A. et. al. (2001, p. 254) 

The birth planning is a natural evolution of contemporary lifestyle oriented welfare. The nurse could address the issue of birth planning during the first and second prenatal appointments in this way it gives the couple time and opportunity to reflect on the subject. 

Suitcase for motherhood

For Mother 

  • Two nightgowns open in front (for breastfeeding)
  • A robe
  • Two nursing bras
  • A pack of disposable underpants
  • A pair of slippers
  • A package of disks
  • A package of sanitary napkins night
  • Objects of personal hygiene (brush or comb hair, brush folder and oral hygiene …)
  • Bath towel

For Newborn

  • It takes four changes of clothing, comprising:
  • Chambre or diaper
  • Inner liner
  • Pants with foot or pants + socks
  • Babygrow
  • Coat
  • Carapins
  • A disposable diaper
  • A diaper fabric
  • Wipes
  • Disposable diapers for newborn
  • A packing tampons
  • A saline bottle
  • A container of alcohol 70%
  • A packing body moisturizer / body oil
  • An anatomical pacifier (for newborn)
  • A brush or comb
  • A blanket 

Isdin woman & nutraisdin | skincare women and babies


Isdin is a dermocosmetic brand that has existed for 40 years and still focused on the commitment that made, in the beginning to meet the needs of the skin. Its products combine exquisite textures, with maximum safety and efficiency, ensuring a unique sensory experience. From its product range we can found some specifics for pregnant women, mothers and even babies.

Isdin Woman

A range for all women, Isdin Woman presents products for the well-being and effective solutions for intimate health. In the case of recent mothers, it is usual existing some deep changes at this stage, and its necessary use some products to help improve and prevent these changes. When it comes to health, you will be able to choose the one month treatment for vaginal dryness, available in Pack with 12 ampoules monodose and/or for everyday use the female intimate hygiene. Also, exists an intimate vulvar moisturizer for when you feel any irritation or itching.

In addition to the intimate health products in this range, it’s possible find some specific care for postpartum concerns. Stretch marks are one of those concerns, not only for pregnants but also for mothers and women in general. For that concerns, the brand proposes a gel anti stretch marks with fast-absorbing. This gel extends hydration and elasticity to the skin and then preventing the formation of stretch marks. In addition with the stretch marks, the firmness is also one of the many concerns of women, in particular postpartum derived, from the weight fluctuations that occur. For this, the Isdin proposes a post partum fiming that allows a recovery of the derm, to restructure and restore skin firmness while reduces stretch marks.


Isdin Nutraisdin

For the babies and kids, Isdin developed the Nutraisdin line, which helps protect the baby’s skin. This is a fragile, delicate and more permeable skin than the adult, so it requires a specific care.

Hygiene is one of the main concerns for babies and for that brand has the gel-shampoo for the soft hygiene of the baby. This leaves the skin and the hair gently cleaned, respecting the delicate skin. At the end of hygiene, it is important to stay hydrated and moisturizing body lotion for baby provides an optimum level of hydration for a smoother skin and with greater elasticity.

On colder days and breezy, beyond hydration the protection of the baby face is also necessary, and a good option is rich emulsion cold & wind. To protect the delicate skin of the face, of the sun radiation, Isdin has the baby facial sun cream with spf30
In addition to these, there are other solutions for specific care as the gum gel for the first teeth or perioral repair for rhinitis or common cold.

With the diapers and the appearance of teeth is normal the skin area in contact with diapers be more irritated, so it’s necessary apply a specific product to appease the skin and to restore the cutaneous barrier. The brand also features options for diaper dermatitis and prevent diaper rash. In the case of diaper dermatitis and for a frequent use, the best choose will be the Zn40 reparing ointment in all diapers change, while for persistent dermatitis is af  repair miconazole ointment the most indicated. For prevention of diaper rash the brand proposes the nappy cream for diaper change.

Fragrances for him!


The world of scents, to find out, in our suggestions of perfumes.

(see our article on how to choose a perfume online here)

The cologne


The lighest aromas-cologne-have a lower concentration of essences and higher alcohol concentration and for a shorter duration. Still, it’s a great choice, whether you prefer soft aromas and ephemeral, fresh and flowing. In this section, we suggest Gentlemen Cologne by Givenchy (1.) with a fresh scent thanks to the lemon fresh notes and bright iris. A fragrance full of vitality and freshness. Also with citrus and luminous notes, we have Allure homme sport cologne by Chanel (2.) that combines freshness with a sensual side thanks to the woody base enhanced by spicy touch.

Clinique Happy, is the proposal of happiness to the man by Clinique (3.) that remains light and vibrant in the skin, without “warm up”, as with the traditional men’s fragrances. A citrus and  lively combination (derived from a fruit similar to the lime, the mandarin orange and grapefruit), balanced with an evocative scent of sea breeze and lightweight woody notes.

The classics


For those who like timeless scents, marking memories and sensations, we made our selection of favorite ones!

Starting wiht this Eternity from Calvin Klein (1), a scent born of the harmony between classic and contemporary notes, resulting in water de toilette bright for modern man. 

Terre d’Hermès eau de toilette (2.) is a classic of frangrance industry, where the notes are combined in an unique way to offer an earthy and subtle fresh scent. This fragrance was awarded with FiFi Award Fragrance of the year Men’s Luxe in 2007, this is like an Oscar of perfumery world.
Bleu de chanel (3.) is a heady aroma of Chanel House that defies all the conventions and resists to the expected to find satisfaction in the thrill of the surprise and the unexpected.
For men with a refined aesthetic sense and an exquisite taste in fashion, with a personal touch, CH by Carolina Herrera (4) fits like a glove. This is a mix between the classical tradition and contemporary innovation, a fresh spiced fragrance, which expresses and interprets the man who uses it!

The fresh

The fresh scents are always a great choice for those who enjoy citrus, green and organic outdoor environments.

After a gym class and a refreshing shower, complete your beauty routine with this aquafitness of Biotherm Homme (1.), a full body fragrance enriched with sea water that ensures ocean energy incorporated in a single revitalizing fragrance.
To share with her,  Cologne come together by Thierry Mugler (2.) is one of a collection with different colognes for different moods that can be mixed. The Jean marie farina fresh water from Roger Gallet (3.) is also a universal fragrance, full of freshness that recalls the clear waters of the Mediterranean, the lemon and the orange trees that revel in the Sun, and the irresistible aromas drifting by these Italian gardens.
For a fragrance with personality, Sauvage eau de toilette for men from Dior  (4.) is a fresh and determined composition, dictated by a name that sounds like a manifesto. François Demachy, Dior Designer, Perfumer wanted to create a fragrance only: born between brutality and nobility.

Lelo | a luxurious approach to sexual life


We should leave our tabus and let’s talk about sexual life with funny moments. 

Of all the approaches that our clients making, aboutproblems and solutions for this important aspect of the life of each of us, we can create a common denominator among them, it’s the desire we all have to make it funny , fun, spicy and challenging ….

That’s when Lelo comes into the scene.

If you want more that a perfect atmosphere and a sexy lingerie, like an suggestive accessory, Lelo is the brand that have the best options for you.  
Safe and sophisticated, their toys can estimulate and make happy even the shy ones.

Se ao ambiente e lingerie diferentes, pretender acrescentar algum acessório bem estimulante, provavelmente, a Lelo é a marca especializada que tem as melhores propostas de luxo. Seguros e sofisticados, podem divertir e estimular até os mais constrangidos.
Opte por melhorar esta componente da sua vida e, divirta-se na escolha do seu novo objecto de luxo. As novidades Lelo já estão disponíveis na SweetCare!

Choose to improve this part of your life and have fun in choosing your new object of luxury. The Lelo news are available at SweetCare!

How it all began

Stockholm, 2003.

Three designers had the idea to create objects of pleasure as beautiful as those we display in the decoration of our house, thus launching the brand that would give rise to LELO.

A decade on, the brand has become a world reference in the development of true desire objects; standing out for its high quality and ability to surprise even the smallest detail.

Desire, curiosity and good taste are some of the values ​​that LELO preserves to this day; remaining unique and differentiated in its sector.

LELO vibrators and toys have been developed so that you can use them alone, two, three … Or the way your imagination dictates! Because when we talk about sexuality, the only rule is for you to feel pleasure!

For her…

Lelo suggestions for her

(1.) Soraya 2 will provide intense moments of pleasure thanks to its dual massage ability of the G-spot and clitoris. In this new version, the angle of the external stimulator has been recalculated to 27º allowing it to perfectly adapt to different body types. The 3 buttons allow full control of sonic intensities with 12 vibration settings with enhanced functionality.

The (2.) Luna spheres in turn combine a pleasure experience to strengthen the vaginal wall, which reduces the risk of incontinence and other pelvic floor diseases, giving even faster recovery after delivery. They are available in different sizes and weights, adapting to each woman’s pelvis.

If you value clitoral stimulation, we recommend (3.) Sona , also available in version (4.) Sona Cruise for a stimulation adapted to your rhythm, without losing intensity when you need it most and the version (5.) Sona Cruise 2 with SenSonic technology, for even more intense moments.

For him…

Lelo suggestions for him

Used by him, providing pleasure to both members of the couple! O (1.) Tor 2 vibrating ring is a massager to be placed around the base of the penis and providing 6 types of stimulation. Comfortable and quiet, this massager is ideal for moments two!

For men who want to explore new stimuli, the (2.) Hugo prostate massager is ideal! Equipped with remote control, so you can enjoy moments of real pleasure for two or alone.

(3.) F1s kit for developers is truly revolutionary when it comes to male pleasure, by combining nature with science! Equipped with a window so you can see the action in real time, the feature that stands out most is undoubtedly the possibility of developing the code itself, defining your own moment of pleasure. If you prefer it has windowless version and equally powerful with (4.) Prototype F1s.

Food, vitamins and minerals


Learn everything…


Vitamins are essential micronutrients that our body requires in small quantities.
They may be fat soluble (A, D, E and K) or water-soluble (vitamin B and vitamin C).

The B vitamins include vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B6 (pyridoxine), pantothenic acid, niacin, biotin, folic acid (folate), and vitamin B12 (cobalamin). For each vitamin was determined the daily recommended quantity (QDR), which is the daily quantity required to be wealthy. A person who consumes too little or too much of certain vitamins can develop a nutritional disturbance. 
Vitamins A and D become toxic when ingested in doses greater than 10 times the recommended daily amount, but it is the same with vitamins E and K (phylloquinone). Niacin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C are toxic when we take high doses, but the remaining water-soluble vitamins do not have this toxicity. 

Only two fat-soluble vitamins (A and E) are kept in the body in variable amounts; D and K do it in small quantities.
According to the needs, vitamin C is the one that lays in a fewer quantity and B12, on the other hand, is the one that accumulates the most. It takes about 7 years to spend all the reserves of the organism, which are 2 mg or 3 mg. 

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamins and minerals are a vital part of a healthy diet.

If a person ingest different types of food, the probability of developing a deficiency of these nutrients is very low. However, those who follow very strict diets may not ingest enough of a determine vitamin or a particular mineral. For example, strict vegetarians may have B12 deficiency, which can only be obtained from animal products. On the other hand, consumption of large amounts of vitamin and mineral supplements without medical supervision can have deleterious effects (toxic). 

How to stop hair loss?


…in 3 Steps

Seasonal or chronic, hair loss affects most people with more or less intensity. 

On average we have around 100.000 to 150.000 strands of hair. Natural hair loss varies, but on a daily basis we loose on average around 100 strands of hair. In order to keep the same volume, new hair needs to grow at the same rhythm as natural hair loss occurs.

When hair loss goes above average, the first signs of hair thinning appear, such as:

  • more hairs than usual left on the hairbrush, after brushing;
  • more hairs than usual on the basin after shampooing;
  • certain hair styles may also reveal areas of thinning, such as a wider parting or a thinning crown.

Hair loss may be reactive or progressive:

Reactive hair loss

These are seasonal hair losses but very intense, caused by physiological or emotional changes, like:

  • stress peaks,
  • pregnancy,
  • unbalanced diets,
  • medication,
  • etc.

In this instance, if you don’t change the cause of the reactive hair loss by eliminating, for example, the stress factors or by changing your diet, treatment won’t be as effective.

Progressive hair loss

This type of hair loss, unlike the previous one, is always present and doesn’t depend on outside elements. It is caused by vascular, hormonal or hereditary factors.

How to stop hair loss?

Hair loss treatment needs to follow three basic and complementary steps. 

Depending on the type of hair loss, you may choose different products, but must always follow the 3 steps: supplements, local treatment and shampoo.´~

Food supplements

1st STEP

Hair loss is worsened when there is a shortage of certain nutritional supplements on the capillary bulbs. So dietary supplements will compensate this unbalance and normalize hair growth.

  • Hair and Nail Fortifying

Phyto – Phytophanère

This is a daily use dietary supplement that gives all the necessary elements to nail and hair quality and beauty. It has natural vitamins, essential fatty acids, gamma-oryzanol and minerals.

  • Progressive or Reactive Hair Loss
Rene Furterer
Rene Furterer

René Furterer – Vitalfan

This René Furterer dietary supplement has essential elements to stop hair loss and favor hair growth:

– cadamina fontana,
– vitamins B8, PP, B6, A and E
– curbicia extract and zinc sulfate (sebum regulators)

  • Triple Action

Ducray – Anacaps
Gives vitamin B8 to the hair bulb to maintain healthy hair and vitamin B6 that facilitates cysteine synthesis. Vitamin B3 in association with iron lessens fatigue signs and vitamin E has  an anti oxidant action that protects cells from oxidative stress. Formulated with Chocolate aroma to encourage you to follow the complete course of treatment!

Topical treatment

2nd STEP

Local topical treatment is essential for anti hair loss treatment. It calls blood to the surface of the hair bulb in order to bring up all the nutrients. Tones the scalp and gives instantly to the hair bulb the dietary and stimulant nutrients necessary to fortify hair.

  • Chronicle, severe and persistent hair loss

Phyto – Phytolium 4

The newest biotech anti hair loss innovation developed by Phyto Labs. The clinical trial with volunteers shows:

– 88% hair loss decrease

– 69% fortified hair

– 63% denser hair

– 80% satisfaction with easy application.

  • Anti Hair Loss Fortifying Serum

For reactive hair loss (stress,fatigue, after giving birth) or for hair loss derived from devitalized hair. This unisex treatment has a quinine-caffeine complex.

  • Reactive Hair Loss 
Rene Furterer

René Furterer – RF80
A concentrate of plants and essential oils that helps hair growth and visibly stops hair loss. It acts directly on the factors responsible for reactive hair loss: vascular and nutritional.

  • Women’s Hair Loss

Phyto – Phytocyane
This serum combines the properties of a fortifying hair loss treatment and the virtues of a cosmetic anti ageing care, preserving the hair’s beauty and vitality. Regenerates and tones the hair bulb. Suited for all women with diffuse or acute hair loss.

  • Hormonal or Hereditary Hair Loss
Rene Furterer

René Furterer – Triphasic
Composed of 3 active stages, it associates energetic, nutritious and energetic elements, essential to improve the hair’s structure, to increase hair growth and to stop hair loss. It has Brazilian Ginseng, lavender and orange essential oils and curbicia extract.

Anti hair loss shampoo

3rd STEP

The job of a anti hair loss shampoo is to prepare the scalp to receive the local topic treatment and to protect hair from outside aggressions.

  • Hair Regrowth

Dercos – Neogenic
The first shampoo with Stemlxydine and pro-redensifying technology. With a crystal clear and ultra-light formulation, it is enriched with agents used in styling products, to give body to even the thinnest hairs without making it heavy.  Its light and easy to rinse suds, make hair shinny, smooth and easy to brush.

  • Inca Strengthening 

Klorane – Quinine
Very used by the Incas, quinine bark comes from South America and has quinine, an alkaloid with stimulating properties, that favor hair growth, giving back strength and vigor to  hair. This shampoo incorporates quinine in a very soft washing base, untangling and volumizing.

  • Scalp Preparation

Ducray – Anaphase
This stimulating shampoo reactivates micro-circulation on the scalp. Its multivitamin complex with vitamins B5, B6 and B8 gives all the necessary energetic elements the hair bulb needs for its metabolism. Results: 54% better treatment penetration.

  • For Chronic, Severe or Persistent Hair Loss

Phyto – Phytolium
Strength, energy and vigor: everything you need to help fortify your hair! A natural and effective alternative to fight hair thinning, this formulation has a high concentrations of rooibos and cinchona bark extract, to energize scalps and strengthen the hair bulb, while at the same time, restoring the hair’s strength and vitality.

  • Stimulating Shampoo
Rene Furterer

René Furterer – Forticea
The perfect partner for anti hair loss treatments, this shampoo mixes essential oils bio-spheres with vegetable peptides to stimulate micro-circulation and hair beauty. With a scalp massage, you will reinforce and power its action.

Cerave: meet the brand for sensitive atopic skin


Effective, economical and now within your reach! CeraVe is an American brand that was born from the need to create appropriate products for atopic skin; with high tolerance but also a good cosmeticity.

Over the years, the brand has evolved to create solutions that are suitable for other skin types and conditions with the concern of the integrity of the skin barrier always in mind.

The Skin Barrier

Skin defines the interface between our body and the environment, protecting us from physical, chemical, microbiological, and other kinds of aggressions. However, and for this protection to be effective; it is necessary to watch over its wellbeing; which is not always easy during these days, and much less when there are associated conditions.

The outermost layer of the skin is the epidermis, and on its surface we can find the stratum corneum. This portion of the epidermis consists of a cluster of highly keratinized and anucleated cells, corneocytes; whose connection is made through lipids that form the intercorneocytic cement. The constitution of intercorneocitary cement should comprise different lipids, whose ratio will be related to a greater or lesser capacity to water retention in the stratum corneum, while preventing the entry of any aggressive substances.

One of the most important constituents of intercorneocyte cement are ceramides, and some studies suggest that in an atopic skin the ratio between the various constituents of this class of molecules will be seriously compromised.

When the amount of ceramides is reduced, the skin tends to become rough and less elastic, thus being it more sensitive to external aggressors, and therefore more susceptible to the development of inflammation.

CeraVe solution

CeraVe was created by dermatologists, in view of the needs from atopic skin; a disease in which the skin barrier is deficient. For this, the brand has created a specific vehicle for conveying its active ingredients, thus providing a prolonged effectiveness to it’s products.

  • Multi-vesicular emulsion (MVE)

These multiphase structures have concentric layers similar to those from an onion, thus presenting several advantages when compared to the common emulsions:

  • Sustained release over time, ensuring long-lasting effectiveness;
  • Protection of the active ingredients;
  • Greater tolerance, since the ingredients release is done gradually.

Ceramides are present in all CeraVe products, in particular ceramides 1, 3, and 6-II. These products are accompanied by cholesterol, phytosphingosine and fatty acids in the lipophilic phase of vesicles (with affinity for fats); while in the hydrophilic phase (affinity for water) are hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and niacinamide.

Together, these molecules provide a greater water uptake to the epidermis, while preventing its loss through evaporation.

Because it contains all these active ingredients, CeraVe also allows you to take care of diseases such as senile xerosis, rosacea or acne!

The range

At CeraVe you can find products suitable to clean and moisturize the skin of the whole body and face!

  • Body and face cleansing